Story: West Coast region

Origin of UK-born migrants to the West Coast, 1853–1945

Origin of UK-born migrants to the West Coast, 1853–1945

English-born migrants were always the largest group, but between 1853 and 1890 they were almost matched by the Irish. From 1891 to 1945 the proportion of Scots was much higher, and there were few Irish.

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Source: Jock Phillips and Terry Hearn, Settlers: New Zealand immigrants from England, Ireland and Scotland, 1800–1945. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2008

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast region - Settlement and changing population', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/21096/origin-of-uk-born-migrants-to-the-west-coast-1853-1945 (accessed 15 December 2019)

Story by Simon Nathan, updated 7 Sep 2016